Sympotica: A Symposium on the Symposion

Sympotica: A Symposium on the Symposion

by Oswyn Murray
ISBN-10:
0198150040
ISBN-13:
9780198150046
Pub. Date:
02/28/1995
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA

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Sympotica: A Symposium on the Symposion

The symposion or male drinking group of archaic and classical Greece was an institution whose influence can be detected in many areas of ancient Greek life, from politics and warfare, to painted pottery and poetry, to sexual attitudes and conceptions of pleasure. This is the first book to be published on the symposion as a whole. The papers discuss a wide range of topics from the importance of Greek drinking customs to anthropology, archaeology, art history, literary studies, history, and philosophy. In addition, Murray includes a useful historical introduction to the field of sympotic studies and a general bibliography.

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ISBN-13: 9780198150046
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 02/28/1995
Series: Symposium on the Sumposion Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 392
Product dimensions: 9.75(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.96(d)
Lexile: 1600L (what's this?)

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